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Sens fans: Awesome

by Chris Lund / Ottawa Senators

It's no secret that we here inside Scotiabank Place have a high opinion of the Sens Army. Go figure, right?

Well, during last night's game vs. Washington, Sens fans upped the ante even more with their "Money on the Board" cause, which donates money to the Sens Foundation based on happenings that take place in Sens games.

Awesome, right?

The concept was put out there by now infamous Sens blogger Radek Bonk's Mullet (certainly not a pseudonym) and "shamelessly stolen" from The Union Blue, a Columbus Blue Jackets blog. The beauty of this is how quickly a benevolently plagiarized idea was embraced by Sens faithful.

From the corresponding post at Silver Seven...

Money on the board is a hockey tradition in which a player or coach will pledge money on a locker-room whiteboard as extra incentive to score a game-winning goal or win a key game. The #SensMotB campaign encourages fans to put money on the board for various in-game events. For example, I pledged $1 for every Karlsson point for the rest of the season, and $10 for every Guillaume Latendresse goal.

I put out a feeler last night to see if any Sens fans would be interested in participating in an Ottawa Senators version of the campaign, with donations going to the Sens Foundation, a local charity that describes itself as follows:

"The Sens Foundation, a strategic partner of the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club, is led by a small team of fundraisers, event planners, and communications professionals, partnered with more than 2,500 community volunteers, who are passionately committed to raising funds that enable positive life changes for children in eastern Ontario and western Quebec in the areas of education, healthcare, sports and recreation."

This was the instant reaction of Sens fans:


Before the final goal-horn had sounded, over 50 Sens fans had pledged money for various in-game happenings and pledged over $900 $1000 in 3 hours through the hashtag #SensMotB.

Over $1000 in 3 hours! Sens fans the best.

#SensMotB will be running again during tomorrow night's game against the Philadelphia Flyers. Anyone interested in playing along can do so by checking out the information at the link to the original post above.

You stay classy, Sens Army. You rock.

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